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Name:Cnicht North Top
Hill number:2012
Height:688m / 2257ft
Parent (Ma):2006  Allt-Fawr [Allt Fawr]
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Nuttall
(N)
Grid ref:SH 64803 46870
Summit feature:small cairn on rocky outcrop
Drop:18m
Col:670m  SH646467  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Survey:Abney level
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From Gelli-lago, to Bwlch y Battel, up Cnicht between the NW ridge and the scree on the NW face onto plataue then onto Cnicht, NE along the ridge to Llyn yr Adar, SE over undulations to Cwm Corsiog, then dropped into a perfect camping spot by Llyn Clogwyn-brith.ByronHaywood20/09/2019
Cnicht > Cnicht North Top from GR: SH 63310 48552ronaldo33308/07/2019
4/7 (Cerrig-y-Myllt/Cerrig-y-Myllt East Top/Cnicht/Cnicht North Top/Ysgafell Wen/Ysgafell North Top/Ysdgafell Wen Far North Top)Fergalh15/06/2019
From Croesor, over Cnicht, then on to North Top and back. With Rosemary and Penda. 4.84 miles, 3 hours 52 minutes. Sunny, windy day, a great walk.beorwulf23/05/2019
Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr Hikejmistry8618/04/2019
Croesor, Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Cwm Corsiog, Moel-yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Croesor.Winterfloodian30/03/2019
Part of a fine days circuit from Gelli Lago Many previous ascentsShutterlag14/02/2019
Parked at croesor, circular walk. Ascent to cnicht, followed path to edge of llyn yr Adar, took a south towards the quarry, ascent to moelwyn mawr, decent down craigysgfan, then west down valley to road.noxibis17/11/2018
This was a great walk. Not sunny but dry and cloud was generally quite high. Great view of Porthmadog and other tops. Loved the ruined quarry landscapes. Hard to comprehend how huge these quarries were and how many people they employ unless you actually go there and walk round. Started in Tanygrisia and up to Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yrHydd, past the huge 'twll', North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr,Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach, down to Croesor village, Cnicht, North Top and then back to the quarry via the col and down to Tanygrisia.tsharp10/09/2018
Nuttall 5.3Dan Baddeley10/09/2018
Started from Croesor and ascended the ridge with some nice little scrambling to the summit, then went on to N top before descending to the old mines and the track back to Croesor, fantastic walkWayne Mac21/07/2018
Yn y niwl hefo Aledger_rob26/05/2018
Start from Beddgelert to moelwyn Mawr, moelwyn Bach, return to Beddgelert, 20.8 milesstephenbuda17/05/2018
Cnicht and Cnicht North Top. Beaufiful winter day with some heavy snow.Alunrees3328/11/2017
Route: Croesor – Cnicht – Cnicht North Top – Llyn Clogwyn-brith – Croesnor. Stats: 4hrs, 11.8km, 738m ascent. Weather: hail, with clear periods. Notes: had a snowball fight with Jed; some nice scrambling too.millionmts25/11/2017
With Dave and Smoky, sunny intervals, clear summits. From Croesor carpark followed well-trodden route up the ridge to both Cnicht tops then looped southeast to mine ruins and down southern slopes of Cwm Croesor on a clear mine track.Skip18/09/2017
From Croesor,a swim in Llyn yr Adar and return via Cwm Croesor through disused quarry.THE WORM24/07/2017
Whilst staying at H F Guest House, Craflwyn Hall, near Beddgelert. Solo. From Croesor on signposted track/path up southwest ridge to summit of Cnicht. There is a short scramble towards the top. Continued over Cnicht North Top and descended to Llyn Cwm-y-foel and Cwm Croesor. Along former tramway back to Croesor. Weather good.pwbellarby14/05/2017
A quick crossing from the main summitbardolph24/04/2017
From Croesor parking with Minnie, up the classic way to Cnicht top & North top, along to Llyn yr Adar then vague tracks accross to impressive Cwmorthin quarry then Rhosydd quarry via inclines then to Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge top then pull up to Moelwyn Mawr top & trig, down west ridge to Braich-y-parc good track to road then Croesor. Warm sunshine all day but a cold breeze aswell.apricorum24/03/2017
Very very wet walk from CroesorTaz3801/03/2017
From Nantmor, up and across to Cnicht's ridge. With Manchester hiking. Freezing day with sleet and snow.Lazylizzie06/11/2016
From Cnicht - on to Ysafell Wen N topWycombe Wanderer16/09/2016
Croesor - Croesor via Cnicht and Rhosydd MineAlex1759516/09/2016
From Croesor (SH 63151 44694) - Cnicht - Cnicht North Top - Llyn yr Adar - Llynnau Diffwys - Rhosydd Quarry - Moel-yr-hydd. Return via Bwlch y Rhosydd then signposted track back to Croesor.david23020117/07/2016
On ML training expedition. Snowy.Matt Smith28/04/2016
Solo. Wet & Windy Cloud level variable.Aimless Rambler27/01/2016
From Croesor to Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr via Croesor quarry. With Jon, Elliot and Aydin.BobHancock28/10/2015
With Smythe, including a wander around the very interesting Rhosydd QuarryTomW199111/10/2015
Circular from Croesor via normal route up bagging Cnicht as well as its north top, followed continuing path which kept appearing and disapearing across wet and boggy moorland to the old Rhosydd quarry ghost town then back down to Croesor from there, my favourite view in Snowdonia in perfect weather.DanTrig28/09/2015
On descent from Cnicht in hillfog. From here we carried on north to explore the lakes as the fog cleared, revealing terrific views of the main Snowdonia groups.thesweetcheat12/09/2015
Croesor, Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Moel yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Moelwyn Mawr, Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, back to Croesor. A fantastic day.lenman31/08/2015
From croesorOwain G29/08/2015
From Gelli-lago.Wheelsy15/08/2015
As part of navigation training weekend with Bremex Mountaineering Club.Wheelsy04/07/2015
After climbing the main top.. never thought I would... but my guide knew best..of course.Laura.W17/05/2015
Cnicht from Croesor village and taking in all the Nuttall summits in Walk 5.3 (Cnicht and the Moelwyns) in Nuttall Book 1 Wales.knarf13/05/2015
Parked Croesor. Lovely sunny day with on/off gusty wind. With Hamish the dog. Did both tops. Descended on path along side of Moelwyn Mawr back to CroesorSaggers18/04/2015
Fifth recorded visit. With K and the children from Croesor. Visited both tops and then descended to Rhosydd where Megs found the slate she wrote her name on after doing Moel yr Hydd duirng summer 2014. Descended along the path that crosses the side of Moelwyn Mawr.Herbert Anchovy08/04/2015
From Nantmor valley. Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Ysgafell Wen North top, Ysgafell Wen far North Top.AlunRees3106/01/2015
From Croesor with Sue, Ken, Anne, Richard and Jenny on a lovely sunny day. Also climbed on 24/11/2016 with Sue (and many more times).Phreerunner23/11/2014
Nuttall walkRuth13/09/2014
From Croesor over Cnicht round to Rhosydd Quarry and over Moelwyn Mawr.Roger C04/09/2014
With IT PTgarth8727/08/2014
On ML assessment. Walk from Gelli-lago to wild camping spot next to Llyn Clogwyn Brith. Cnight North Top and Cnight. Showery and windy.tobywharne13/08/2014
Micronav loop from Nanmore GLMWandy2frith07/06/2014
Cnicht and The Moelwyns from Cwm Croesor.callisto18822/03/2014
From Croesor following the route laid out in the Nuttall's book.JohnStoneham12/11/2013
In mistwebmaster02/09/2013
SUNNY DAY AS FORECAST SO WENT FOT THE BIG MOELWYNS WALK FROM CROESOR (NUTTALLS WALK 5.3). LOTS OF FAMILIES ON WAY UP CNICHT AND GOOD WALK OVER CNICHT N. TOP TO THE COL BUT PATH WET AND HARD TO FOLLOW TO THE QUARRY. EASY ASCENT OF MOEL-YR-HYDD WITH AMAZING VIEWS DOWN TO RESERVOIR AND BLAENAU FFESTINIOG. EASY ASCENT OF MOELWYN MAWR N. RIDGE TOP AND LONG SLOG UP MOELWYN MAWR BUT ON GOOD PATH. DELIGHTFUL DESCENT OVER CRAIGYSGAFN TO COL AND EASY UP MOELWYN BACH WITH MIST ON TOP, THEN GOOD PATH BACK TO CROESOR.BURGESS16/08/2013